Category Archives: Books from City Lights Publishers

Live from Ralph Nader’s “Breaking Through Power” Event in D.C.

By Greg Ruggiero Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending Ralph Nader’s 4-day gathering on the importance of mounting a civic insurgency to bring corporate power under greater public control. Staged in Washington D.C.’s historic Constitution Hall, Nader … Continue reading

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City Lights at the Bay Area Book Festival

The 2nd annual Bay Area Book Festival (or as we call it, BABF) is on June 4 & 5, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Berkeley. Last year was a pretty spectacular event and this year seems even better. City Lights … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Jewelle Gomez, Author of The Gilda Stories

City Lights just released the 25th Anniversary Edition of Jewelle Gomez‘s classic novel, The Gilda Stories. We had a big celebration at City Lights Bookstore on April 13, 2016 with Jewelle reading selections from the book to the many vampires … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Reverend Billy, Author of The Earth Wants YOU

Earthalujah! City Lights is excited to welcome Reverend Billy Talen back to our store on Wednesday, April 20. This time he’ll be celebrating the release of his new book, The Earth Wants YOU, which City Lights is proud to publish. … Continue reading

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5 Questions for Julien Poirier, Author of Out of Print

Always a special night when we celebrate one of our own publications at City Lights! Julien Poirier reads from his new poetry collection, Out of Print, No. 14 in the City Lights Spotlight Series, at our bookstore on Tuesday, April … Continue reading

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Selections from The Beats Abroad by Bill Morgan

The Beats Abroad: A Global Guide to the Beat Generation presents the fourth installment in Bill Morgan’s Beat Guidebooks, this time chronicling the travels of America’s greatest countercultures’ many international visits. While the Beat Generation claims its roots in New … Continue reading

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Grateful Message to Bolinas by Reverend Billy

Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of the Stop Shopping Choir is the author of the newly released handbook for earth activism and anti-corporate cultural revolution The Earth Wants YOU, published by City Lights Publishers. This essay, written by Rev. … Continue reading

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“Rev. Billy Vows to Levitate the de Young, a Museum on the Rise”

Performance artist and eco/anti-consumerist activist Reverend Billy Talen is getting ready to kick off the celebration for the release of The Earth Wants YOU, the Reverend’s manual for the earth-led revolution. Starting this Sunday, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping … Continue reading

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Julien Poirier and the Art of the Poetry Album

By Garrett Caples I’ve been thinking lately about the poetry album as a form of art, prompted in part by the wonderful biographical account Kyla Marshell wrote of the late Sarah Webster Fabio, “The Mother of Black Studies,” for the … Continue reading

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